Christine Hochkeppel

40 Under 40 Class of 2021!

Honoree Name: Christine Hochkeppel
Company: Salty Broad Studios, Osterville
Career background / highlights: Boston University, College of Communication, Class of 2005, Portrait commission for the CCYP "My Cape Cod Story" Campaign; traveling to Les Cayes, Haiti to document the volunteer work of nonprofit Forward in Health and publishing "Helping Haiti Heal," an eight-part series published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette; facilitating a photo project with HS students with Working Assumptions Foundation.
Community commitment: Mentor with EforAll, President of Professional Photographers of Cape Cod, Leadership Cape - Cod Class of 2020 and participant in charity bike rides including Bike MS and Pan-Mass Challenge.
Favorite professional moment: Photographing healthcare workers receiving the first vaccines at Cape Cod Hospital.
Who is your role model / mentor? Photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice
What mistake has taught you the most? The biggest lesson I've learned is clarifying expectations with clients before the start of a project. Past mistakes have proved the importance of being on the same page with my clients and getting contracts signed.
What one book has impacted your life? "The Americans" by Robert Frank
What is your superpower? Making people comfortable in front of the camera and telling stories through pictures.
Where can you be found on the weekends? If I'm not shooting a wedding, I'm on the ORV trail at Sandy Neck or riding my bike on the canal.

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